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Meade DS-2114 ATS LNT

The telescope is supposed to automatically align with magnetic North and then to 2 alignment stars.  I called Meade and they told me to calibrate the motors--which I did.---The telescope will automatically calculate level and then goes to Calculate North Mode---but all it does is slew continuously around in a circle.--I let it slew for several minutes before I turned it off. I have retried this several times.

 How do I get the telescope to align North

Thanks Mark

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    I had that happen to me on my DS2080. I had the LNT/Smartfinder module installed backwards. I unscrewed it and turned it around, and it worked fine.

  • Mark I Feb 25, 2008

    Thanks Guys---I kept going back to Meade for assistance and they finally sent me a brand new telescope.---This is after replacing the smartfinder module and onboard computer.---The new one aligns fine.


  • tank13 Jan 01, 2009

    My scope always goes NW no matter what I do and everthing is off after that. tried everything. Custumer service just says cal. moters and sensors but that doesnt help.



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Also had the problem. I found that the LNT did not find north unless the bottom of the Smartfinder is close to parallel with the ground.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007



I also face the same issue. Suprizingly, there is a place close to my window where it would not align to the north and keeps rotating in circle. But if I move the telescope to the center of the room or someother place in the house, it acurately finds North in one go. I think, there is some magnetic field disturbance in the place close to me window, So if you telescope is continously rotated while tryin to find north, move it to another location and try again.

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